Do Black Entrepreneurs Have Workers' Backs?
The Bottom Line: A report on benefits planning says yes. Plus: Rum ad fails, and Ludacris' new eatery.
The State of Black Theater in D.C. and Nationally
Washington Post reporter DeNeen Brown recently revealed the dearth of black theater companies with their own facilities in the nation's capital and reported on the prospects for African American theatrical troupes nationally.
Judy L. Smith, the first African-American woman to graduate from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Electrical Engineering, joins the board of Women in Aerospace, a nonprofit committed to bringing more women into the sector. Smith is the vice president of business development at ITT Exelis, a leading aerospace defense company.
Smith also earned an M.S. in computer science at Johns Hopkins and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore. Learn about other black female leaders in technology.
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